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Old 04-30-2011, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Southwestern Virginia
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Additionally, California is a big state, it can be considered both southwest and the pacific northwest, depending on which part of the state you're in.
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Old 05-02-2011, 05:11 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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AZ never tried to stop MLK day. Back in the early 90's the vote to start it was delayed because Arizonans didn't want state workers to get a paid holiday for it and the introduction of a new bill was delayed long enough in the state legislature for the national media to blow it out of proportion.

Orange County and San Diego are Republican leaning areas. There was a RNC convention in San Diego not too long ago.

Plus, AZ is filling up with Californians all leaving for a better cost of living and you can never tell the difference between someone born and raised in AZ and someone from CA. The culture is the same.

By the way, there are many progressive people in AZ who are consistently outvoted.
AZ is a "red state" and believe it or not " CA is a blue state"...
any more questions?????....AZ didn't want the MLK Holiday....
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Old 05-02-2011, 05:14 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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None of them were stolen.

Texas won its independence from Mexico in a war....very similar to how Mexico won its independence from Spain and France.

California was just the prize won by a victorious American Army over the Mexicans.


Texas has had six flags flown over its lands, and is much to large to be categorized as a part of any single region.
we agree to disagree "all countries and states are stolen by "war"
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Old 05-02-2011, 05:37 PM
 
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Id consider southern california the southwest based on its climate and diversity of geography similar to New Mexico and Arizona.
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Old 05-22-2011, 07:35 AM
 
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Yes, the Southwestern US includes OR, CA, AZ, NV, CO, UT, NM, and TX. You can also tell by the names.
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Geographically..... Yes

Culturally........ No



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Old 05-26-2011, 11:54 AM
 
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No the southwestern states are Texas , Oklahoma , New Mexico
and Arizona , the state of California is in the West Coast region.
The states of Oregon and Washington aren't in the Mountain
States Region either , but the Pacific Northwestern Region 'just
another example" to share with you is Las Veges it's considers
itself as in the (West Coast Region or area) and not the Southwest
or the Mountain States Region with States such as Colorado , Utah
, Idaho.
There are definite differences between AZ and CA but if you I can't believe you think that Phoenix is more similar culturally to Dallas, Houston, or OKC than LA, SD, and even Vegas. That's completely absurd. TX and OK were settled by Southerners. AZ was settled by Northerners as was the case with most states in the west. You just want to lump AZ in with ignorant bible belt areas. Fail big time. At the very least just look at accents. If you took 10 random people each from the San Fernando Valley, Scottsdale, and Texas the people from AZ and CA would sound alike and have far more in common with each other than the people from TX and it's not even close.
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Old 05-27-2011, 09:07 AM
 
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I do think that you could fairly delineate a distinction between California (West Coast) and the interior SW like NV, AZ, NM. In fact places like Needles probably belong more to the interior SW more than the west coast.

The complicating factor is that in the last few decades the populations of NV and AZ have swollen considerably from emigres from California. It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that a huge percentage of residents in Southern NV or in Phoenix area have ties to California.
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Old 05-27-2011, 07:31 PM
 
Location: NC
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No, because of the Pacific.
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Silverthorne, Colorado
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Yes, Southern California should be part of the Southwest.

Who said OK was in the Southwest? Really? Have you been to OK? It is far too green to be Southwestern. The people are also far too "southern"...

The southwest should be southern California, southern Nevada, southern Utah, southwestern Colorado, west Texas, and the states of Arizona and New Mexico in their entirety.

And look at a map, too. The San Diego area is the southwestern corner of the US. Why would the SOUTHWEST not include that corner? Hmm?
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